Nassau Stakes

The Nassau Stakes, joint fifth oldest race at the Glorious Goodwood meeting along with the Chesterfield Cup, was named by the 5th Duke of Richmond, Charles Gordon-Lennox, in honour of his close ties and support of the House of Orange-Nassau, the reigning House of the Netherlands, and is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares aged 3 and above over 1 mile 1 furlong and 192 yards. When first contested, it was restricted to 3-year-old fillies over a mile, but in 1900 it was extended to 1 mile 4 furlongs, although it was reduced to its current distance in 1911. Race conditions were changed in 1975 when fillies and mares aged 4 and above were allowed entry and, at one stage, it was a Group 2 race, but was promoted to Group 1 level in 1999. It traditionally takes place on the third day of the 5-day meeting.
Early history:-The inaugural running of the Nassau Stakes was on Friday 31st July 1840 when Lord George Bentinck's 3-year-old filly Rosa Bianca defeated a Priam Filly and Sillistria.

Nassau Stakes 2006 Group 1 1 Mile 2 furlongs
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 OUIJA BOARD Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop 5-9st 5lbs Lord Derby Evens fav
2 ALEXANDER GOLDRUN Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Mrs N O'Callaghan 9/2
3 NANNINA Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 4/1
4 CHELSEA ROSE Pat Shanahan Con Collins Mrs A J Donnelly 12/1
5 ECHELON Kevin Darley Sir Michael Stoute Cheveley Park Stud 16/1
6 RACE FOR THE STARS Mick Kinane Aiden O'Brien Smith, Magnier, Tabor 10/1
7 NASHEEJ Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Malih El Al Basti 20/1
This race took place on Saturday 5th August 2006 and was for 3-y-o fillies carrying 8st 10lbs. It was valued at £113,560 (equivalent to £158,500 in 2021). Over round 116%